How to become a naturopath/naturopathologist?
How do you become one? Do you receive bachelors degree with science and anatomy related pre requisites and apply to inbred medicine schools similar to you apply to medical schools? I heard that intuitive medicine schools are give or take a few 4 years as well. Please let me know if anyone have any experience in applying, or are a student of natural medical science.
Also, how much is an annual stipend out of curiosity?
First rotten, there are basically 2 different types of naturopath degree. Ones from accredited colleges and ones from diploma mills. Some states (ie california, arizona, oregon, washington) have naturopathic liscencing law. In those places. NDs need to have be certified by an accredited school and diploma mill ND degree are not allowed. Otherwise it can go any way.
Most of the places to get "naturopathicly certified" are diploma mills. The singular actual accredited schools are these ones (http://www.aanmc.org/the-schools.php).
Anyhow first stale, what's the point of all that?
The education and training population get at the diploma mills is severely lacking compared to the qualified ones (say internet courses verses performing actual surgery), and there's a big political squabble between the two groups (ie. the mills spent a few years fighting to not enjoy naturopathy liscened in CA). A lot of people who study to be naturopaths termination up going to the diploma mill schools and basically screw themselves. Hopefully you want adjectives the information for an accredited one.
-It's approaching medical school but a lot easier (since there's smaller amount competition).
You need a bachelors (although I know a few colleges have ways to trademark exceptions for this), and some basic pre med classes (2 courses of ochem 2 of other chem like gen chem, 1 psychology, 1 physics), and physiology/anatomy/biochem is recommended.
You also want letters of recommendation from someone naturopathically affiliated.
If you in actuality have a burning to be a naturopath, SF state is one of the best schools you can stir to (cheap easy, nice departments, good indiscriminate getting in etc).
I personally cogitate it's a good career choice since almost adjectives the naturopaths I've met tend to be happy people who approaching their jobs, know a lot of going on for medicine and regularly help variety big differences in their patients lives (which contrasts to the experience I've had near a lot of MDs). I had originally needed to go to medical school, but very soon given a choice the only one I would go to is a naturopath college.
The salary really varies, especially since frequent naturopaths do work to help low income communities. It is on average lower than MDs, but at the same time they don't enjoy to pay malpractice insurance or have giant loans from college flaccid over their heads so it evens out.
That's about the briefest explanation I can supply you. Hope that helps, I'm happy to answer any other question if you message me.